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APEC Business Travel card (ABTC)
The Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) forum initiated the ABTC to promote and facilitate business and investments within the region. It will help reduce the time and cost to business travelers in meeting the visa and entry requirements to APEC member economies. Currently, it gives accredited businesspersons pre-cleared status to the following participating economies:
  • Australia
  • Brunei Darussalam
  • Chile
  • Hong Kong SAR
  • Indonesia
  • Japan
  • Republic of Korea
  • Malaysia
  • New Zealand
  • Papua New Guinea
  • Peoples Republic of China
  • Peru
  • Philippines
  • Russian Federation
  • Singapore
  • Thailand
  • Taiwan
  • Vietnam
  • Pre-cleared entry to participating economies
  • Multiple entry to participating economies
  • Faster immigration processing on arrival
  • Expedited visa interview scheduling at US Embassies and Consulates in APEC Economies
  • For NAIA & Centennial airports, use of the special lane for airline crews and diplomats.
"Please be advised that Australia will cease printing of ABTC due to the Covid crisis. We will inform you as soon as printing has resumed."